Basic Muscle Automobile Goes All-Electrical
Dodge says “Efficiency made us do it.” Translation: To make the subsequent technology Dodge Charger Daytona SRT all-electric—within the course of Dodge made it quicker than the present gas-gulping, fire-breathing Charger Hellcat with a 6.2-liter turbocharged V8 that places out 807 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. Dodge launched the Charger Daytona SRT as a “idea,” however by the appears of it, it is able to go now.
Dodge didn’t present particulars on the powertrain however did say it was primarily based on the 800-volt system, which they’ve named Banshee. The title goes together with the opposite Dodge high-performance gasoline engine names of Hellcat, Hemi, Redeye and Tremendous Inventory in what they name the Brotherhood of Muscle. We’ve had testing even a few of the much less aggressive variations of the gasoline Charger. It’s fairly apparent the individuals at Dodge are having a little bit of enjoyable with this new Charger SRT EV.
The transmission, which EVs don’t have as they’re direct drive, is the patent-pending eRupt electro-magnetic multi-speed transmission with “shift factors” that guarantees to “throw shoulders into seat backs in true Dodge type.”
For extra enjoyable behind the wheel, there might be all-wheel drive (which normally means at the very least twin electrical motors), a pistol-grip shifter, a lightning bolt-shaped accelerator pedal, paddle shifters, six-piston Brembo brakes, driver-selectable drive modes of Auto, Sport, Monitor and Drag, together with a PowerShot push-to-pass button on the steering wheel that delivers elevated horsepower in fast bursts. There’s a comparable enhance characteristic on the Kia EV6 that we now have tried and it’s a blast!
An Finish to Silent EVs
If all of this wasn’t sufficient, Dodge is equipping the Charger Daytona SRT with one thing known as a Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system the place an amplifier and speaker, positioned within the rear finish, produces a 126 dB roar that mimics the Dodge SRT Hellcat.
If the Charger Daytona SRT EV retains this idea design of a 2-door hatchback, it will likely be a direct connection to the traditional 1968 Charger. The slim and extensive grille is a part of the R-Wing design that lets air cross by and create downforce. Carbon-fiber intakes on the entrance and rear decrease fascias help with aerodynamic efficiency, as does the sculpted hood.
The inside, with a 12.3-inch infotainment display that’s angled towards the motive force is accompanied by a 16-inch curved digital gauge cluster. With seating for 4, a panoramic glass roof, a head-up show, ambient lighting, and a flat high and backside steering wheel that has a floating design, the Charger Daytona SRT might be setting the stage for the design of future Dodge fashions.
Pricing and Availability
No manufacturing date or pricing has been introduced, however Dodge has introduced that its inner combustion (ICE) fashions could be retired subsequent 12 months (2023) and this idea was labeled a 2024 mannequin.
2024 Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV Idea
For a automotive firm that has had zero presence within the electrical automobile world, Dodge is displaying it’s critical about this new propulsion know-how and the way it may be translated into muscle automotive efficiency for its core viewers. With just one extra 12 months of manufacturing remaining for the gasoline-powered Charger, the arrival of the Charger SRT EV in 2024 is thrilling.
Will it seem like the idea automotive? We certain hope so, although we aren’t so certain the substitute engine noise will make it by to the manufacturing automotive. It will be cool if it did!
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Story by John Faulkner. Pictures by Dodge.